fear, reverence, awe, veneration(noun)
a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
"the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
a reverent mental attitude
an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
reverence, fear, revere, venerate(verb)
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
"Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In the highest sense, to revere or reverence is to hold in mingled love and honor with something of sacred fear, as for that which while lovely is sublimely exalted and brings upon us by contrast a sense of our unworthiness or inferiority; to revere is a wholly spiritual act; to reverence is often, tho not necessarily, to give outward expression to the reverential feeling; we revere or reverence the divine majesty. Revere is a stronger word than reverence or venerate. To venerate is to hold in exalted honor without fear, and is applied to objects less removed from ourselves than those we revere, being said especially of aged persons, of places or objects having sacred associations, and of abstractions; we venerate an aged pastor, the dust of heroes or martyrs, lofty virtue or self-sacrifice, or some great cause, as that of civil or religious liberty; we do not venerate God, but revere or reverence him. We adore with a humble yet free outflowing of soul. Compare VENERATION.
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How to use reverence in a sentence?
A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.
Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
Deontology is nothing else than deference and reverence for life.
Above all things, reverence yourself.
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- urramacht, urraimIrish
- יִראַת כָּבוֹדHebrew
- reverência, deferênciaPortuguese
- почитание, благоговение, преподобиеRussian
- страхопоштовање, strahopoštovanjeSerbo-Croatian
- sự tôn kínhVietnamese
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